Workshops

COMING SOON:

FLASH FICTION BOOKS (NEW!)

So you’ve been writing and editing–now you are thinking about a book. But how do you put it all together? Whether you are an editor designing an anthology or journal, an rilegatura005author attempting a collection, or you are embarking on a flash novel, there are tools and strategies to use when you go from the micro to the macro view of a body of work. Learn those strategies, avoid pitfalls, and gain new inspiration for how to package flash fiction for the world in this brand new class by veteran flasher, editor, and flash novelist Nancy Stohlman.

 

SCULPTING FLASH FICTION

Editing is the most important part of the writing process. As serious writers, you know it’s through the editing process that we begin to refine and sculpt our messages.But just as writing flash fiction requires a different set of skills, so does editing flash fiction.

article-2337449-1a32cffb000005dc-882_634x439In this workshop we will use the tools of ambiguity and implication; we will learn the different between chipping and chopping; we will learn how to shrink-wrap text. You will learn how to achieve the specific needs of flash fiction as I guide you and other participants to edit your real works in progress.

Participants should have a basic understanding of flash fiction and come to the class with flash pieces already in progress. Each participant will have the opportunity to submit 1 story per week.

This will be a 3-week online workshop format class with limited availability.

Contact me with questions at nancystohlman@gmail.com

Or fill out the form below

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WRITING FLASH FICTION

So you want to write flash fiction? OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Flash fiction is redefining how we tell stories, and by embracing this compressed form, all writers–from poets to novelists to nonfiction writers–are cultivating a new set of skills and creating an entirely new kind of story.

In this workshop we will generate original flash pieces, examine what makes successful flash fiction, and try to differentiate flash from its cousins, the prose poem and the vignette.

This workshop is open to writers with all levels of experience in the form, whether you are brand new to flash fiction or a veteran flasher looking to hone your craft.Each participant will generate 3-6 new flash pieces in an encouraging and motivating environment.

This will be a 3-week online workshop format class with limited availability.

Contact me with questions at nancystohlman@gmail.com

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FINISH THAT MANUSCRIPT!

An Online Workshop on Re-visioning, Taking the Next Step, and Falling (Back) in Love with Your Vision.

Are you or someone you know working on a manuscript? Are you stuck in the endthe writing phase or in the revision process? Or have you “finished” but not gotten the response you wanted out in the world? Are you not sure what comes next? Most of us are better at starting manuscripts than we are at finishing them. But it’s only when we can conceive, create, and bring our projects to fruition that we begin to master the longer form known as a book. Each book we write brings us closer to understanding how to write a book. What phase of the finishing process are you in? And what do you need to cross the finish line and get it out into the world?

In this workshop we will explore:

• What’s keeping you from finishing?
• Are your challenges telling you something about your manuscript?
• How to fall back in love with your work and your vision
• Allowing your manuscript to transform
• Publication—is your manuscript ready to send into the world?
• The different stages of “finishing” a manuscript
• Self-promotion—are you afraid of rejection? (You’re not alone.)
In this workshop I’ll give you the deadlines you might need, help you structure your writing time into your life, help you transition more easily between creation and revision, and help you become your own best editor. Whether you are planning to submit or self publish, you’ll gain writing, editorial and publication advice, how to find and cultivate a readership, how to excerpt and query, and even when to let a manuscript transform. And most importantly, you’ll finally birth your work and give yourself the satisfaction of completion.

Are you ready?

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“Nancy has a way with words, certainly, but she also has a way with people that allows her classes to take on a spirit that exceeds instruction or even guidance. Her consistent support and empathy is tempered with gentle nudges to step out of our comfort zones and approach our work, not with abandon, but with careful attention and encouragement.”

~Mara Eve Robbins

All other questions: nancystohlman@gmail.com or fill out the form below

 

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